In addition to the Westmere-Exs, Intel has also made its first Xeons based on the Sandy Bridge architecture available before launch. These chips – which were officially to be launched later in the week – are in fact already on the Intel price list updated today.
We were already aware of the broad lines of the range as Intel unveiled it a couple of weeks ago during an announcment on microservers. The list has however grown from seven to eleven models. To recap, these Xeon E3s use socket 1155 and have been designed for single socket servers.
In comparison to the list that we published previously
, the four new arrivals (E3-1275, E3-1245, E3-1235 and E3-1225) differ by having an HD Graphics controller. Their TDP is therefore up from 80 to 95 watts on the other models, whose specs they are otherwise identical to (E3-1270, E3-1240, E3-1230 et E3-1220). All rules must have an exception and the E3-1225 only has a cache of 6 MB rather than 8 MB for the 1220.